AI in Education: Dystopia? or Utopia?

What is AI? Artificial intelligence (AI) is the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think and learn like humans. AI is used to create intelligent software and systems that can perform tasks that typically require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and language translation. AI technologies include machine …

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Exploring the digital social annotation tool Hypothesis

This Fall, a group of faculty members representing three divisions (Natural Science, Social Science, and the Schneider School of Business) participated in a learning community that explored the use of the digital social annotation tool Hypothesis (https://web.Hypothesis/). Annotation through Hypothesis is freely available online (a user must first create an account to participate) or can …

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Using VR to transcend time & Space

Background The growth of Digital Humanities has been one of the most exciting pedagogical developments in my field over the past decade. Access to texts, manuscripts, and artifacts via numerous databases has revolutionized the study of antiquity. I’ve used many of these resources in my teaching, but after learning of a colleague in Modern Languages, …

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Teaching students to Apply Statistics in R and Rstudio

Overview: In order to actually apply statistics in real life, it is imperative that students be able to implement statistical techniques using software. It is even better if students can learn a programming language which is either designed for statistical analyses (e.g. R) or one which has many packages designed for statistics (e.g. Python, Julia). …

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Engaging Students Using Infographic and Word Cloud

My digital fellowship project is for the Accounting Information Systems course in Spring 2022. The project has two components. One is an infographic assignment on blockchain technology topics, and the other is the use of Kahoot! word cloud to facilitate a discussion on artificial intelligence (AI) ethics. The Infographic Assignment In the course, I cover …

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Building Community and Spanish Language Skills through Blogging

During the Spring 2022 semester, I modified my Spanish 300: Conversation, Composition, and Culture course to include a new digital component, a Domain that hosted a WordPress class blog, to enhance and elevate student learning. During the Spring 2021 semester, with Taylor Jadin’s expertise and assistance, I implemented a Domain that hosted a WordPress blog …

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Quantum chemistry on paperspace

The goal of our project was to determine whether a virtual platform (Paperspace) would be appropriate for conducting quantum chemistry calculations in the classroom and research lab. Quantum chemistry calculations allow us to model properties of molecules, which can reinforce concepts in General Chemistry (CHEM 105/107) and Physical Chemistry (CHEM 330/332). Here, we test the …

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Embedding New Techniques

For my Practicing Digital Fellowship period, I used the time to experiment with several different changes to my courses that included aspects of digital pedagogy, open education, information literacy, and other creative approaches to teaching and learning, while incorporating hybrid course design. Below are the changes I incorporated into my courses and a discussion relating …

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